Wireless network configuration

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More Wireless Info than you'll ever need!

 This page is currently undergoing some transistion - PhrakTure
  ! Misc Links
     An overly wordy howto that rarely helps |
Arch forums wireless post |
Discussion of improved network initscripts ----  ! First steps  !Check to see if Linux supports your hardware The wlan-ng project | supports quite a lot of chipsets, check here first.%%% The madwifi project | for Atheros chipsets (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212 and AR5213)%%% The rt2x00 project | for Ralink's rt2400, rt2500, and rt2570 chipsets%%% The orinoco project | for some Prism 2 based cards%%%  !If the hardware is only supported under Windows The ndiswrapper project | Misc hardware only supported under windows (Broadcom, 3com, etc)  !If the your hardware is not listed anywhere I think you may be screwed.... just kidding... forthcoming
  ! Installation
     First off, make sure you grab wireless-tools from pacman
        pacman -S wireless_tools
     You cannot initialize wireless hardware without these tools (it is a dependancy of wlan-ng if you are using that, so it will be downloaded anyway)
  ! Installing wlan-ng
        pacman -S wlan-ng24 or pacman -S wlan-ng26
  ! Installing madwifi
     [[ http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details1&ID785|AUR PKGBUILD |]]
     This package is also hosted in my (phrakture) repo
  ! Installing orinoco forthcoming
     This should be part of the kernel, more details later
  ! Installing ndiswrapper forthcoming
     [[ http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?do_Details1&ID193|AUR PKGBUILD |]]
     This package is also hosted in my (phrakture) repo
  ! Wireless profiles and wireless on boot
     The following scripts can be used as an Archlinux specific wireless boot script.
     NOTE: these scripts are undergoing an overhaul, in an effort to make them cleaner - 4/4/05%%%
     In order to use these scripts, place them where indicated.  The main script is in /etc/rc.d and the profiles are in /etc/conf.d/wireless-profiles.  Making a new profile involves copying the sample and renaming it.  The script can be used in two ways.  It can be added to the DAEMONS array, with an added WIRELESS_PROFILES collection in rc.conf that lists the profiles to start on boot.  In addition, the script can be called manually: /etc/rc.d/wireless start/stop/restart will use the listed profiles in rc.conf, and /etc/rc.d/wireless profile sample up/down will use a named profile and bring it up or down.
     Wireless Bootup Script - /etc/rc.d/wireless %%%
     Sample Wireless Profile - /etc/conf.d/wireless-profiles/sample/*

WikiMigration--dlanor 13:12, 23 Jul 2005 (EDT)